Columbia Records must have just been some dead weight, because since splitting ways in June, Nicole Atkins is rolling. The New Jersey native’s second album, Mondo Amore, just dropped February 8th, and she’s now six dates into a nationwide tour with new backing band The Black Sea. Having a day to spare, Atkins and co. stopped by Conan last night to perform “Cry, Cry, Cry”. With a voice as bright and vibrant as her dress, Atkins already possessed a dynamic sound. Combining those pipes with the power of guitarist Irina Yalkowsky, and the group delivers “Cry, Cry, Cry” on a level that is soon to outgrow their current venues.
February 18, 2011 | 10:16am ET